Custom Solutions

EELL For Organizations

Solutions For Organizations

Partner with Darden to design learning solutions with measurable results and positive impact on your bottom line.

Custom and Group Solutions that Get Results

Darden delivers award-winning custom solutions for some of the world’s leading organizations. Our world-class faculty set us apart, offering a high-touch, collaborative approach to program design and delivery rooted in industry expertise.

Darden’s client partners have included leading organizations in three sectors:

Introducing The Forum Hotel

The Forum Hotel

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants Opens The Forum Hotel at the UVA Darden School of Business

Located on the University of Virginia's verdant North Grounds, The Forum Hotel offers opportunities to connect, reflect and learn together throughout the boutique property. Anchored by a beautiful five-acre arboretum and botanical gardens with outdoor learning and reflection spaces, as well as state-of-the-art indoor classroom and event spaces, The Forum Hotel is the new home for Executive Education & Lifelong Learning programming and participant lodging.

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For us, lifelong learning has never been more important. We not only need to learn faster than our competitors, we also need to sometimes unlearn faster than our competitors. The thing we’re most excited about [partnering with Darden] is the potential for our people to apply these concepts and tools to things that matter to our customers, to our shareholders and to our associates.


Justin Holland
Senior Director, Danaher Corp.

Why Darden?

We partner with your organization to create a customized development solution that will equip your leaders and teams with the knowledge, skills and purpose to address current challenges and guide your business forward in a changing world. Discover how our faculty, experience and expertise, and approach set us apart.

  • World-Renowned Faculty

    Darden has long-been recognized as offering best-in-class teaching and an unparalleled learning experience. Our faculty has consistently earned the #1 ranking by the Princeton Review and Financial Times and the top spot for education experience by the Economist.

    Having held positions outside of academia or consulted with organizations on strategic issues, our faculty experts have a proximity to practice that keeps them on top of current issues such as digital disruption, diversity and inclusion, artificial intelligence, blockchain, data analytics and cyber security.

  • Client-Centric Approach

    Our client solution directors and world-class faculty will work with you to create a solution for your team that meets your goals, timeframe and budget. In addition to creating a fully custom offering, we also provide off-the-shelf programs which may include all-new case or workshop content or content adapted from our open programs.

    Our open programs, led by Darden faculty, offer learners the chance to rapidly upskill in leadership, strategy, management, design thinking and digital transformation and may be a solution for your organization.

  • Current Context of Work

    Darden leverages new platforms, providers, modalities, credentials and ways of collaborating to build core capabilities.

  • Impact & Measurement

    We start the learning solution development process by understanding what success looks like for your organization, how it will be measured and how often we'll assess progress. Learning must translate into either personal, team or enterprise performance improvement or change. Darden facilitates action planning, accountability sessions and applied project work to ensure application of the learning and fundamental behavior change. We also collect participant and client feedback to adjust the learning journey for future iterations.

    Visit the Corporations & Associations page for more details on Darden's proven process and evidence-based program design.

  • Enterprise Perspective

    Darden’s top ranked general management approach develops skill-sets of executives for leading across businesses, functions and teams — all within the context of current and emerging business issues.

  • Micro-Credentials That Matter

    When your employees and leaders participate in custom or open programs, they earn valuable micro-credentials in the form of digital badges and noncredit certificates. We can customize badges to fit into your internal professional development taxonomy.

Princeton Review 2017-20, Financial Times, 2014-18
Education Experience in the U.S.
The Economist, 2011-19
Course Design
Financial Times, 2016-18

Learn From Anywhere

Our customizable format allows you to choose which location is most convenient for your organization.


Online Location

Online, Live Virtual and Blended Solutions
Our fully integrated online learning environment

Your Office Location

Your Location
Bring Darden direct to your leadership with custom-built day- or week-long workshops or multi-module engagements.

Darden DC Metro Location

Washington, D.C., Area
Our state-of-the-art UVA Darden DC Metro facility in Rosslyn, VA.

Charlottesville Location

Charlottesville, VA
The Darden School of Business’s main Grounds within minutes of the historic University of Virginia Grounds.

We chose Darden Executive Education because of their willingness to listen to our vision and truly partner to design a customized learning journey. This, combined with their top-ranked teaching faculty, helped us design a program to educate today’s financial services leaders for tomorrow’s opportunities.

Tim Williams
Senior Vice President, Director of Education Initiatives, The Money Management Institute
Brandon Hall Human Capital Management Awards 2022

Award Winning Partnerships

Two custom programs took home gold and bronze awards at the 2022 Brandon Hall Group Human Capital Management Awards. The Executive IQ program, sponsored by Money Management Institute (MMI) and led in collaboration with educational partners at Microsoft and PwC, won Gold awards for Best Advance in Leadership Development Program and Best Association Professional Development Program. The Executive Leadership Development Program (ELDP), presented in partnership with the National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC), won a Bronze award for Best Advance in Leadership Development for Racial/Ethnic Minorities.

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Darden Executive Education is provided by the University of Virginia
Darden School Foundation.